E.J. Dionne, Jr.

Bethesda, MD

E.J. Dionne, Jr. is a public intellectual, author, and columnist for The Washington Post, nationally recognized and respected for his keen and reasoned analysis of American politics. A graduate of Harvard University and a Rhodes Scholar, he began his distinguished journalism career with The New York Times, where he spent 14 years reporting on state and local government, national politics, and from around the world – including from the Vatican, Paris, and Beirut. He joined The Post in 1990 as a political reporter and three years later began his column that is now syndicated in over 200 media outlets nationally and abroad. Named among the 25 most influential Washington journalists by the National Journal, he has received numerous awards, including the American Political Science Association’s Carey McWilliams Award to honor a major journalistic contribution to the understanding of politics.

A leading scholar on political theory and religion in U.S. politics, Dr. Dionne is also a senior fellow in governance studies at the Brookings Institution, professor of the Foundations of Democracy and Culture at Georgetown University, and a visiting professor in religion and political culture at Harvard. He has authored, edited, or co-edited several books and volumes, including two New York Times bestsellers. His most recent is Code Red: How Progressives and Moderates Can Unite to Save Our Country. His forthcoming book, 100% Democracy: The Case for Universal Voting, coauthored with Miles Rapoport, will be published by the New Press in early 2022.